2U Inc. (TWOU) Reached A New High 2 times During The Past Five Days

As of Friday close, 2U Inc.’s (NASDAQ:TWOU) stock was up $1.05, moving up 11.99 percent to $9.81. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,581,720 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.58 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,865,745, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,635,732.

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Since last month, TWOU stock retreated -24.07%. Shares of the company fell to $8.12 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $46.52 was reached on 01/03/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $8.12. Since the beginning of this year, TWOU’s stock price has dropped by -51.12% or -$10.26, and marked a new high 1 time. However, the stock has declined by -78.91% since its 52-week high.

2U Inc. (TWOU) last reported insider trading activity 88 days ago on Feb 15. Peters Gregory K, the Director of the company, purchased of 49,663 shares for $10.07 on Feb 15. It resulted in a $500,106 investment by the insider. CHERNIS MARK added 10,000 shares at an average price of $9.92 on Feb 15. The insider now owns 349,939 shares following the transaction. On Feb 14, Chief Operating Officer CHERNIS MARK bought 33,482 shares at $9.10 apiece. The transaction was valued at $304,686.

Valuation Metrics

The stock’s beta is 1.21. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.72, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.89, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 25.29 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, 2U Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.20, while its current ratio was 1.20, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 1.02, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.02. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 52.60% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled -15.70%. Based on annual data, TWOU earned $807.13 million in gross profit and brought in $945.68 million in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was -8.30%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -18.70%.

In 2U Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $927.26 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. TWOU’s revenue rose 8.23% to $243.62 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $253.33 million. While analysts expected 2U Inc. to report -$0.25 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$0.23 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 8.00%. During the quarter, the company generated -$76.95 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of 2U Inc. were 1.42 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $863.15 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $77.07 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at 2U Inc.’s (TWOU) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 158.76%, the RSI 9-day stood at 47.76% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current 2U Inc. price is down by -5.58% percent or -$0.58. At present, TWOU shares trade -17.15% below its 20-day simple moving average and -52.42% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -4.01% below its SMA50 and -78.66% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 24.83% and Stochastic coefficient D was 19.75%, while ATR was 1.12. Given the Stochastic reading of 53.65% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 45.71%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.50, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.82.

Analyst Ratings

Cantor Fitzgerald launched its rating on 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU) to a Neutral in a note to investors on March 30, 2022. 2U Inc. (TWOU) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, TWOU is a sell, and 6 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate 2U Inc. stock as buy, with 7 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $16.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $10.00 – $40.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict 2U Inc. (TWOU) will achieve an average price target of $17.75.


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